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Product Line: Circuit Design Suite
Release date: 09-03-2013
Software type: Application Software
Operating system: Windows 8; Windows 7; Windows Vista; Windows XP 32-bit; Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit; Windows Server 2003 R2 32-bit
NI Circuit Design Suite 13.0, which includes the familiar NI Multisim and NI Ultiboard products, is both, a software upgrade for current SSP members that are using versions 12.0.x or earlier, and a full installation for new users of the software.
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This new release brings with it a long list of new features, quality improvements and new database parts. The following list is a summary of the new features:
For information on how to install Circuit Design Suite, or how to obtain it, keep reading the following sections.
After installing this software release, your license must be activated. You will be prompted for activation when you launch the software, or if you prefer, you can use the NI License Manager to activate. To access the NI License Manager, in Windows go to: Start»Programs»National Instruments»NI License Manager, expand the tree branch of the software you are activating, right-click and select Activate.... Follow the instructions in the screen.
Note: Without a valid 13.0 serial number you will not be able to activate the software and therefore you will need to uninstall/reinstall your original software.
If you currently have an active SSP account, you can have the NI Update Service automatically upgrade your software. To access the NI Update Service, in Windows go to: Start»Programs»National Instruments»NI Update Service and click Check for Updates. Follow the instructions in the screen.
After the update has been applied, you can launch Multisim and verify its version, the Help»About Multisim dialog should read Version 13.0 (13.0.632), this means that your software is current up to version 13.0.
If you want to install this software for evaluation purposes, follow the link to the evaluation download located at the beginning of this document.
In order to be eligible for this release through Update Service, you must have a valid SSP contract and a prior version of Circuit Design Suite installed. You can also download the software from the evaluation URL and activate using your version 13.0 serial number.
Circuit Design Suite will install side-by-side with your current 12.0.x or prior versions.
Professional editions include: Power Professional, Full and Base editions.